Stalwart of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), in Abia State, Chief Anyim Chinenye Nyerere claims that President Muhammadu Buhari has treated the Igbos well in the last four years than the 16 years the People Democratic Party (PDP) ruled Nigeria.
Nyetere, who made this claim during a chat with ABN TV in Abuja, dispelled allegations of total marginalization against the region.
According to him, the welfare of the South Easterns is better protected under Buhari’s government.
The APC Chieftain emphasised that with the high positions the South East occupied during the PDP’s 16-years administration, the region was not better for it. Nyetere said:
“Under PDP, the Igbo had the coordinating minister for finance, we had the Chief of Army Staff, we had the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
“At one time, we had the Senate President of this country and the Speaker of House of Representatives but what did that translate to the Igbo nation? What was the impact of these big names” he queried.”
“The Enugu/Port Harcourt road became a death trap. The Enugu/Onitsha road was more or less a farmland at the express road, the second Niger bridge was a mirage, in terms of infrastructural development, we were totally forgotten when our brothers and sisters were occupying sensitive positions” he stated.
KanyiDaily recalls that Ohanaeze Youths also said that President Buhari loves the people of the South-East more than all his predecessors in office, despite that the zone is traditionally for the PDP.